Markets help companies and governments mitigate a variety of risks and gain financial flexibility.

Markets help farmers weather climate events that impact supply & demand.

Markets help global manufacturers cope with foreign currency and interest rate fluctuations.

Markets help pension funds protect portfolio values and fulfill their retirement promise.

Markets help companies reduce exposure to potentially rising fuel costs and set a known cost for budgets.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


FFAJ & IFM Partner in Investor Ed

The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ), a self-regulatory organization, and the IFM have partnered in financial markets  educational project, aimed at the Japanese investment community.

FFAJ ensures the protection of investors and sound growth of the financial futures industry through proper business management of financial futures firms. FFAJ  membership includes more than 140 global and regional banks, futures brokers and securities companies.

Meet us at Expo 2016!

Visit with IFM staff at the 32nd Annual Futures & Options Expo being held at the Chicago Hilton, October 18-20. Our trade show booth will be located in the Green Hall. 

This prestigious industry event is hosted by our affiliate, the FIA, and draws more than 5,000 people each year.  Attendees include senior executives from brokerage firms, exchanges, trading firms and service providers.

Upcoming Courses

Making Sense of OTC Swaps, SEFs and Central Clearing

New York, NY
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Lifecycle of Spot and Derivative FX Trades

New York, NY
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Latest in Algo Trading: Technologies, Regulations and Legal Pitfalls

Chicago, IL
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With offices in London, Singapore and Washington, FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets. Members includes exchanges, clearing-houses, clearing firms, trading firms, commodities specialists and others.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC is a valuable resource containing Commodity Futures Trading Commission registration and NFA membership information and futures-related regulatory and non-regulatory actions contributed by NFA, the CFTC and the U.S. futures exchanges.

FINRA Broker Check

FINRA oversees firms and people that sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities. Type in a current or prospective broker’s name or firm name to see employment history, certifications, license, as well as regulatory actions, violations or complaints.

Financial Conduct Authority

FCA regulates financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. Use the FCA's Register to learn whether a firm you are using, or planning to do business with, is authorized or registered by the Prudential Regulation Authority and/or the Financial Conduct Authority, or is exempt.